The three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat have looked at times like they are simply managing their time waiting for the playoffs. But Tuesday night in Indianapolis will have a playoff atmosphere as the Heat tangle with the NBA’s top team right now, the Indiana Pacers.
Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored power-play goals in the opening 10 minutes, and Mats Zuccarello, Brassard and Brad Richards turned a tight game into a rout with goals 3:25 apart late in the third period of the New York Rangers’ 6-1 victory on Florida Panthers Thursday night.
The Florida Panthers are looking to extend their season-best winning streak to four.
If you can stop a hockey puck, the Florida Panthers desperately need to talk to you. The Panthers went to Washington hoping to right the ship, but instead were blown off the ice by the Washington Capitals, 7-1.
Although they’re tied for first place, the Carolina Hurricanes have yet to earn a point against any of the other four teams in the Southeast Division.
The Miami Heat did everything they could to give Sunday’s game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, including blowing a 22-point lead. Still, the Heat found a way to notch a 109-105 victory and push the team’s winning streak to 11 straight.
The Florida Panthers continued their spiral Sunday with a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of the Boston Bruins, who have lost only two games on the season.
While Chris “Birdman” Andersen is only averaging 11 minutes, 4 points, and 4 rebounds per game, the Miami Heat have seen enough of the big man to sign him for the rest of the regular season.
The Florida Panthers came into the lockout-shortened 2013 season hoping to duplicate last season’s successful playoff run. But through six games of the season, the only thing colder than the ice the Panthers skate on has been the Panthers’ scoring.
The Florida Panthers’ first playoff run in more than a decade is creating a buzz about hockey not seen in South Florida since rats were raining down on the ice in the 1990’s.